Inspirational thread proves you can still find hope on Twitter in Trump’s America

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A Twitter thread is offering some hope for Muslims and others disheartened in the week since Donald Trump’s immigration and travel ban was signed.

The True American author Anand Giridharadas shared a story Friday in tweet form, prefacing that his 14-tweet thread “will solve none of our large problems but might make you smile.” Some joy is a welcome relief as social media becomes an ever darker place in Trump’s America.

A Muslim friend recently told Giridharadas about one of her relatives who joked, “Trump is the best thing ever to happen to their community.” His friend was predictably shocked. But the lesson Giridharadas learned from the encounter shows Trump’s divisive rhetoric has unearthed everyday kindnesses.  Read more…

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